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[Question] What is a dynamic range expansion effect?

When you are shooting in dynamic range double-shot mode, the camera shoots two consecutive still images with different exposures and combines the areas with the appropriate exposure into one picture.

With the CX5, you can select from 5 expansion effects of the dynamic range (the range of brightness that can be processed by the camera) from [AUTO], [Very Weak], [Weak], [Medium], to [Strong].
The stronger the expansion effect, the wider the range of brightness that can be processed by the camera.
Also the Priority Range for the expansion effect (other than AUTO) is also selectable from [Highlights], [Shadows], or [Off].

The procedures for changing the dynamic range expansion effect settings

  • 1Turn the mode dial to Creative Shooting mode. Press MENU button to confirm the [DR] is selected.
  • 1 Turn the mode dial to DR.
    If other mode is selected, change to the [DR].
    What is Dynamic range double-range shot mode?

  • 2Press the [MENU] button to display the Creative Mode Selection screen.

    2 Press the [MENU] button to display the shooting setting screen.

  • 3Press the [ADJ./OK] button Left (left) and then Left to go to Shooting tab.

    3 Press the [ADJ./OK] button down to select [Dynamic Range Expansion] and press the button to the right.

  • 4Press the [ADJ./OK] button Right (right) to choose [Dynamic Range Expansion], and press Right (right) again to show options.

    4 Press the [ADJ./OK] button right twice to show the Dynamic Range Expansion options.

  • *Choose an option from [AUTO], [Very Weak], [Weak], [Medium], or [Strong] with ADJ./OK button , then press the ADJ.OK button.
  • 5If you choose an option other than [Auto], and go to the [ADJ./OK] button right Right (Flash), the option menu of the Dynamic range expansion will be displayed. Choose an tone range option from [Highlights], [Shadows], or [Off] to be given priority for the effect.

    Dynamic Range Expansion options

  • Press the [ADJ./OK] button Up or down to choose an option, and press the [ADJ./OK] button.

Plus Normal Shooting setting operations

You can also record two images by adding an image taken with normal shooting to an image taken with expanded dynamic range.

  • 1 From the step 4 above [Dynamic Range Expansion] in the Shooting tab;
    Choose [Plus Normal Shooting] with the ADJ./OK button , and go to right to choose [On], then press the ADJ./OK button to save the setting.

    Press the [ADJ./OK] button up and down to select [ON], and then press the [ADJ./OK] button.

  • It will return to the shooting screen. Press the shutter release button to take a picture.
  • 2 The confirmation screen displays a comparison of the image taken with expanded dynamic range (left) and the image taken with normal shooting (right).

    4 The confirmation screen displays a comparison of the image with DR (left) and with normal (right).
    (Images are simulated)

  • The histogram display for both images is displayed on the confirmation screen above. When [LCD Confirmation Time] is set to [Hold] *1, the confirmation screen remains displayed so you can confirm the histograms and easily compare the images.
    • *1 [Hold] The image will remain displayed in the confirmation screen until the next time you half-press the shutter release button. You can enlarge or delete images that are displayed in the confirmation screen.

  • * The Dynamic Range Double Shot mode uses a longer shooting time than other modes. Be careful of camera shake when taking pictures. The warning symbol Camera shake warning is always displayed.
Answer ID: edc05005
Date created: January 27, 2011
Date modified: March 11, 2011
Product: CX5
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications
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